2 parts (1 oz) Canadian Rye Whiskey [Crown Royal]
1 part (1/2 oz) Canadian Maple Liqueur
1 part (1/2 oz) lime juice
2 parts (1 oz) Ramazzotti
Combine in a shaker, shake with ice. Strain over an ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with Rush vinyl album of your choice.
RIP Neil Peart (1/7/2020)
Oof, the world lost a legend this past weekend. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think the man was part octopus. His skill on the kit was unmatched, not to mention his wonderful, fantasmical lyric writing. Literally the beating heart of one the most powerful power trios ever to take the stage, he deserves a proper send-off. So my friend Jeff (of Luddite Stereo) and I decided on a little collabo tribute – he writes the words, I make the drink. Of course it had to be 2:1:1:2 ratio, of course it had to use some Canadian spirits, and of course it had to be named after a Rush lyric.
Wookin’ Pa Nub
1 1/2 oz Buckwheat Whiskey [Catskill Distilling Co]
3/4 oz Ramazzotti
1/2 oz Chile liqueur [Ancho Reyes]
1/4 oz Dry Vermouth [Westport Rivers Winery]
few dashes dry sarsaparilla bitters [Bad Dog Barcraft]
Stir with ice, strain in to a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon butterfly (or a twist will do too)
Guess what? I love whiskey. Mostly of the American persuasion – your bourbons, ryes, and whatnot. I’m always on the lookout for new distilleries or interesting mash bills. So when I saw the bright yellow label of The One and Only Buckwheat Whiskey from Catskill Distilling Company beckoning, I had to answer its call. Continue reading
1 oz Ramazzotti
1 oz Averna
1/2 oz Ginger Liqueur <King’s Ginger>
1/2 oz Rock and Rye <Hochstadter’s>
Stir with ice, strain into an empty rocks glass (for whatever reason, I love when amari are served down, just seems to fit). Garnish with orange twist.
It’s time for another Mixology Monday! Our host this month is Stacy Markow (be sure to check out her eponymous blog) and she has selected digestifs as the theme. More specifically, she challenges us to “explore the vast combinations that can be found by discovering and making cocktails from ingredients known for their digestive properties. Rather timely since, as she puts it “…this time of year is known for calorie laden holiday meals surrounded by family and friends “. Continue reading